Melody Meitrott Libonati

Melody As a director, actress and educator, Melody has performed leading roles on Broadway, National Tours and regional theatre companies. She held a running role on the soap opera, One Life to Live and has been featured in numerous national and regional TV commercials. She has also sung on award winning radio and TV jingles.

As a director, Melody has staged many plays and musicals utilizing professional, student and local talents. For Summer Theatre of New Canaan, she has directed twelve shows including Cinderella, Peter Pan, The Sound of Music, Big River, West Side Story, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Singing in the Rain, and the 2023 blockbuster Beauty and the Beast. She is thrilled to be directing Mary Poppins this summer.

Melody wrote and produced a pilot TV program, “Melody’s Drama Rama Kids”, adapted from her pre-school creative play program taught in New York City and Connecticut. She is the founding director of The Performing Arts Conservatory of New Canaan which features a staff of professional performance instructors who teach private classes in voice, piano, guitar, dance and acting as well as group classes in musical theatre, voice, dance and acting. The Conservatory’s goal is to awaken, nurture and grow each student’s creative abilities in the performing arts by offering professional training, workshops, and exciting performance opportunities. Melody holds a teaching degree from Ithaca College in Drama-Speech and is a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA.

Melody’s “favorite things” are her family; Edward, Allegra, Christian, Brett, Ella and Everly.